Synthetic Silica Glass (NIFS Series)

Nikon's synthetic silica glass (NIFS series) features a homogeneous refractive index, high transmittance and superior laser durability.
The NIFS series has been developed and manufactured based on nearly 100 years of experience in optics. Various grades are available for different sizes and applications, as well as for numerous optical properties such as wavelengths.

Optical grades and features

Grade Recommended wavelength Features
NIFS-V ArF (193 nm) Highest grade within the NIFS series; very high laser durability
Transmittance up to ArF excimer laser (193 nm) guaranteed
NIFS-A ArF (193 nm) Transmittance up to ArF excimer laser (193 nm) guaranteed
NIFS-U KrF (248 nm) Transmittance up to KrF excimer laser (248 nm) guaranteed
We offer high-quality materials as large as 2,000 mm square
NIFS-S Ultraviolet/visible regions Standard NIFS series grade
Most suited to optical systems that use visible light or i-line (365 nm)
We offer high-quality materials as large as 2,000 mm square
NIFS-I For non-optical applications For use in non-optical systems. Most suited to high-purity jigs
We offer materials as large as 2,000 mm square
NIFS-V/A grade with laser durability and high transmittance in the vacuum ultraviolet region

Applications

Transmittance range

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